Crime, Money Laundering, and Bitcoin?

On June 15, 2015 By William Roberts

Follow the money trail in an investigation of the crime, and more often than not you will solve the crime. Money is one of the biggest motivators of crime. From drug cartels to human trafficking, money is the primary incentive for a criminal enterprise to engage in crime. It has been estimated that 1.6 [...]

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My body is frozen. It will not move an inch. My lethargic state is preventing me from reaching my goal—walking 10,000 steps a day. Thanks to Fitbit’s step counting technology, it is now possible to determine exactly how lazy I really am. However, Jawbone is contesting Fitbit’s fitness tracking technology.

Jawbone filed suit in [...]

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The recent reveal of Caitlyn Jenner has brought transgender issues to the forefront of public discourse. Bruce Jenner, the lauded Olympian who is more recently famous for his appearances on Keeping up with the Kardashians, gave an interview with Diane Sawyer in which he admitted he had the soul of a woman, and the interview drew [...]

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Be careful what you selfie. A controversial artist recently challenged the bounds of Instagram’s photo-sharing service. Richard Prnice, an “appropriation artist,” sparked controversy by showcasing other Instagrammers’ screenshots in an art exhibit.  The exhibit features replicas of unwitting Instagram users’ photos, unaltered save a single added comment tacked at the end of each one. [...]

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EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations

On April 21, 2015 By jlukasiewicz

On April 15, 2015, Europe formally accused Google of antitrust violations by using the company’s massive search engine to skew results in favor its comparison shopping services, known as Google shopping. Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition commissioner, after accusing Google of abuse, through what is known as a “Statement of Objections,” gave Google [...]

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Every month it seems that another company has data breached by hackers.  In 2014 notable breaches occurred at Target, Home Depot, Nieman Marcus, and JP Morgan Chase. The most publicized breach occurred right before Thanksgiving, when the “Guardians of Peace” hacked Sony, which led to the online release of the motion picture The Interview [...]

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Can the FCC Create Net Neutrality?

On April 16, 2015 By Allison Laubach

Statutory regulation of the telecommunications industry is outdated and unworkable in today’s increasingly tech-driven society.  The most recent legislation regarding the framework for telecommunications regulation, The Telecommunications Act of 1996, was passed nearly twenty years ago. The Telecommunications Act amended the Communications Act of 1934, which created the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and authorized it [...]

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In this era of technology, consumers are increasingly worried about protecting their private personally identifiable information. According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints for 2014, beating out debt collection and imposter scams for the number one spot.  Companies, such as LifeLock, make a profit out of protecting consumers’ [...]

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For those who anxiously await baseball season, opening day is a greeted as a pseudo holiday.  However, for players and teams opening day can be a stressful occasion when it comes to who makes and who does not make the major league roster, with prospects and veterans alike often getting sent down to the minors. [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 13, 2015 By Edmund Semmes

Copyright

Nintendo reveals Creators Program which requires all content uploaded to YouTube featuring a Nintendo copyrighted character to be registered and approved by the company. The program provides for splitting revenue between Nintendo and the content creator. An Australian Federal Court has ordered six ISPs [...]

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